In 2018, 572,000 Asian Americans reported that they currently have asthma.
Asian Americans generally have lower rates of asthma than the white population.
Data on asthma conditions for Asian Americans is limited.
While all of the causes of asthma remain unclear, children exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke exposure are at increased risk for acute lower respiratory tract infections, such as bronchitis. Children living below or near the poverty level are more likely to have high levels of blood cotinine, a breakdown product of nicotine, than children living in higher income families.1
Percentage of asthma among persons 18 years of age and over, currently have asthma, 2018
Age-adjusted percentage for children under 18 years of age, who currently have asthma, 2018
Asian / Non-Hispanic White Ratio
1 Source: CDC 2021. Summary Health Statistics: National Health Interview Survey: 2018. Table C-1a. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/shs/tables.htm * NOTE: This is the most recent national data which is available at this time.